Definition Of memoir


a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources.

in 1924 she published a short memoir of her husband

an essay on a learned subject.

an important memoir on Carboniferous crustacea

Example Of memoir

  • Memoirs and Proceedings, Chemical Society, London Volumes 2 and 3 were published between 1843 - 1848.

  • A memoirist of the period recalled ‘a gnarled old lady on the stage, who looked as if she had wandered in from the street.’

  • Aging veterans are now adding their memoirs and personal accounts to the body of literature written in the first three decades after World War II.

  • an important memoir on Carboniferous crustacea

  • As a rule, memoirs written by political figures do not remain memorable since the details supplied in them must have been widely publicised by the media long before they got into the book.

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